"We go into the natural world, and we plunder it for its resources," Phoenix said. "We feel entitled to artificially inseminate a cow, and, when she gives birth, we steal her baby, even though her cries of anguish are unmistakable."
"Then we take her milk that’s intended for her calf, and we put it in our coffee and our cereal," the 45-year-old actor added.
"Best Actor" Joaquin Phoenix goes green for the #Oscars :— Gabriel Hays (@ghays1492) February 10, 2020
"We go into the natural world and plunder it of its resources. We feel entitled to artificially inseminate a cow and then steal her baby, even though her cries of anguish are unmistakable." @newsbusters pic.twitter.com/At1mp7MMl3
But Wisconsin dairy farmer Tom Oberhaus had no time for actor's woke posturing and slammed him for not knowing about the subject to comment on the topic.
"We just wave it off and go, 'Hey, ding-dong, you don't have any idea what's going on out here at the farm,'" Oberhaus, who holds a dairy science degree from the Ohio State University and was director of the Waukesha County farm bureau, told WISN-TV.
"I mean, I'd love it if he'd come out here for a couple hours — that would be awesome. That's an invite, Mr. Phoenix. Come on out. See what life is like on the farm."